- Um, is that safe?
- How many adults will be accompanying the preschoolers as they scurry through crosswalks, trying to avoid getting stung by the tons of business people smoking on street conveniently holding their cigarette at the perfect height to blind a 4 year old?
- Will everyone be able to hold a teacher's hand?
- Is this field trip perhaps a little overly ambitious? Ok, I'll stop.
- How about-- do you need parent volunteers to help?
But hello... I am available, and I want to be an active participant.
Our preschool in Florida was really different from this.
Each month, every child in class had the opportunity to be "snack helper" for the day. This entailed one of the child's parents supplying snack for the class and staying for about an hour that morning. The kids loved seeing their parents at school-- just seeing us there, showing us off to their little munchkin friends, and getting to be clingy for an hour. Parents volunteered for the book fair, the carnival, snow day, yeah it goes on and on... well maybe it was overkill (I liked it, but you if you were busy/working/just plain tired you didn't have to do much, or anything).
Needless to say, there is no parent group at this preschool, according to the school- no one has time for it.
By the way, I actually really like the school and my kids do too-- cause I'm assuming after reading that post you'd think we don't.